Stori Tumbuna : Ancestor's tales

  • Stori Tumbuna : Ancestor's tales
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
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Year of production : 2011
Format : Feature
Running time : 80 (in minutes)

A feature length ethnographic documentary produced over ten years. A Documentary about the Lak People of Papua New Guinea. Paul Wolffram, a cultural researcher, travelled to one of the most isolated and unique corners of the earth. He eventually spent over two years living and working among the Lak people in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. As his relationships with the people grew he began to glimpse a hidden reality, a dark and menacing history that loomed over his host community… Directed by Paul Wolffram 2011, Documentary, 80min, Papouasie New Guinea - New Zealand.

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Paul Wolffram Colour Grading: Mat Fraser at Sauce Media All music recorded in Southern New Ireland Papua New Guinea. All field recordings by Paul Wolffram Sound Design & Audio Mastering: Bernard Blackburn at Refried Audio CONTACT Producer/Director/Camera/Editor Paul Wolffram Contact: PO Box 9039, Wellington, New Zealand Tel: 64 4 463 6823 The film was relased on DVD in 2012 Premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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